Celtic have already had one Liverpool player on loan at Parkhead this season and it did not quite go according to plan. Nat Phillips was brought in late in the summer transfer window when several centre-backs were dealing with injuries. The expectation was that he would provide an experienced and reliable presence at the back for Brendan Rodgers' side.
That did not prove to be the case. On the contrary, Phillips looked shaky at times and never really impressed in the first half of the season.
He has returned to Liverpool with his half-season loan spell at Celtic coming to an end. Phillips is not the only player to return to Anfield after spending the first half of the campaign out on loan in Scotland though.
Owen Beck did the same recently as well. In his case, the left-back was very impressive for Dundee FC and could be in line for first-team appearances in Jurgen Klopp's side in the second half of the campaign.
Liverpool have turned down Celtic's advances for player
As reported by The Scottish Sun, Rangers and Celtic made enquiries with a view to bringing Beck back to Scotland. But Klopp insists that he is going nowhere as he prepares to hand him game time at Anfield.
It would make sense for Liverpool to give chances to Beck. Their injury problems mean that they do not have many options at left-back right now. Andy Robertson and Konstantinos Tsimikas are both out injured at the moment.
It remains to be seen if Beck is able to prove himself at Liverpool or not. If not, then there could be opportunity to sign him next summer. But for the time being, it looks like the 21-year-old will remain at Anfield and hope to secure his place in Klopp's team.